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PM Modi arrives in Mozambique as part of 4-nation Africa visit

india Updated: Jul 07, 2016 10:27 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Maputo airport in Mozambique as part of his five-day Africa visit(Photo courtesy MEA’s Twitter handle)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Mozambique on Thursday as part of his four-nation Africa tour aimed at enhancing ties with that continent, particularly in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts.

“A Maputo morning, an African dawn! PM @narendramodi arrives in Mozambique for the first leg of his visit,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Modi’s arrival in Mozambique’s capital Maputo.

Modi begins his five-day tour with Mozambique and will then travel to South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

The focus of the African tour will be on deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.

“Beginning my Africa tour with a visit to Mozambique. This visit will strengthen India’s bond with Mozambique,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.